Based off government and Tennis Victoria advice, tennis can remain open under the following restrictions:

 All indoor facilities must close – this includes all indoor courts, club houses/rooms. Clubhouses can be accessed for toilet and first aid purposes only.

 Cafes in club houses can serve take away and home delivery only.

 Community competition must be cancelled until further notice.

 Outdoor courts may remain open for the following: – Casual play (public court hire or club members) for members of the same household or for 2 people from different households. – Coaching for members of the same household or one to one coaching

 All other programmes and activity must cease until further notice.

 Tennis equipment must not be shared.

 No one from outside a lockdown area may play at a facility within the lockdown area – and vice versa.

For up-to-date information visit the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services website: dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus and our website for Stonnington specific information: stonnington.vic.gov.au/covid



We are excited to announce that from tomorrow Thursday 14th May, Malvern Tennis Centre will be open for casual entry. All bookings are to be made online via Book a Court.

Being mindful of the health and safety of our customers in line with the Victorian State Government and Tennis Victoria guidelines, we have implemented the below restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you hitting those aces back on the courts! See you soon.


Dear Stonnington Tennis Clubs,

I hope you are well given the trying circumstances.

The health and wellbeing of our sporting clubs and participants is of the upmost importance during this time. Based on the latest Federal Government restrictions and announcements, City of Stonnington has decided to take the following action in regards to tennis clubs:

  • From midnight tonight, no form of tennis is to be played which includes casual hitting and casual court hire.
  • No access to courts is allowed and access to pavilions after midnight tonight will also not be allowed. If there is anything you need from inside your club’s pavilion, please make best efforts to collect those items tonight.
  • Council recommends coaching and practice sessions should not continue and if you have any questions regarding coaching, please contact Tennis Victoria.

Please keep up to date with the latest recommendations and Government announcements at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact info@stonningtontennis.com.au

The health and wellbeing of our sporting clubs and their members is paramount. To keep our community safe, we believe it is our responsibility to take action and introduce measures to ‘flatten the curve’ and slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play, from Tennis Australia, suggest as long as members and players abide by strict health and hygiene guidelines, including social distancing of 1.5 metres tennis centres can continue to provide an outlet for physical and mental health for the community. 

Council is therefore supportive of tennis facilities remaining open, but would like to emphasise that tennis pavilions/clubhouses should only be used to provide amenities to support on-court play, and should not be used for social activities during this time. 

For the guidelines visit https://www.tennis.com.au/play/covid-19 

For up to date information on Coronavirus and correct measure to slow the spread visits DHHS https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 

We will communicate any updates as they become available and information can be located at https://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Council/Media-Centre/Latest-News/Community-information-Coronavirus 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Recreation Services team on 8290 1177 or Recreationservices@stonnington.vic.gov.au. 

Let’s work together to protect the health and wellbeing of our community.